How to choose a floor with underfloor heating

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 17, 2022
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When painting a floor with underfloor heating, use a heat-resistant paint.

What is involved in installing electric underfloor heating?

How to choose a floor with underfloor heating

Are you going to renovate or move to a new home and are you thinking about having an electric floor installed? There is then a lot to think about, such as what needs to be done, what it may cost and who you need for it. If you are not a handy handyman, you will quickly become dependent on professionals. Electric underfloor heating is not something you just install and the floor may not be either. Is it better to leave the painting to a professional? These are all things you need to think about.

Do you want to install underfloor heating yourself or outsource it?

When installing electric underfloor heating, you need to take a number of things into account. It is important to first know what kind of floor will be placed over it, so that the right electric underfloor heating can be chosen. Based on this, it is determined how deep the underfloor heating should be placed. To ensure that it does not take too long before the house is heated, this must be done properly. Furthermore, expert installers of electric underfloor heating use control equipment so that the underfloor heating is not damaged during or before the floor is laid. You should therefore take into account a number of crucial factors in order to install electric underfloor heating correctly.

Different floors

Where exactly do you want underfloor heating? Do you want it in the living room, bathroom, bedrooms or perhaps the entire house? There are often tiles in a bathroom, but in a living room there is more often laminate. As discussed earlier, you have to take a number of things into account with different floors, such as the depth and protection of the underfloor heating, but the insulation is also a point that needs to be considered. A different method must therefore be used for each floor. You can of course try to figure this out yourself, but there are also companies with a lot of experience that can install electric underfloor heating in your home.

Important to think about

Before you have underfloor heating installed, you must first determine which floors will be installed in your house. However, there is another important thing to think about, which is the painting in the house. Before installing the floors, it is a good idea to make sure that the ceilings and walls are completely ready. After all, it would be a shame if paint ends up on the new floor.

After figuring out what colors the walls and ceilings will be, make the decision to do it yourself or outsource it. If you are not a handyman or simply do not have the time, you can choose to hire a professional painter. Especially if the paintwork has to be done outside, such as woodwork or walls. It can then be a smart choice to leave it to a professional. If you would like to do the painting yourself, first read carefully on, for example, websites of experienced painters or a forum about painting.

In short, there is a lot to think about when you want electric underfloor heating in your home, but with the help of the right experts you can make sure that you don’t miss anything and that you are happy with the end result.

I'm Joost Nusselder, the founder of Tools Doctor, content marketer, and dad. I love trying out new equipment, and together with my team I've been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with tools & crafting tips.